‘Hunger Games’ scenes filmed in NC town
UNDATED (WHDH) -- ‘The Hunger Games’ is the biggest thing to hit the big screen so far in 2012. NBC’s Michelle Boudin visited a rural mill town in North Carolina where key scenes in the movie were shot.
The rickety, run down wooden homes with their rusted rooftops have all sat abandoned since the late 1960’s when the cotton mill in the town stopped running.
Sherry Wilson’s parents worked in the mill and she remembers living in a house with no running water.
“You would take you bucket to the pump and get them filled,” said Wilson.
That kind of life is exactly what is portrayed in The Hunger Games and why the movie crew knew they had struck gold when they found the town.
“They worked like ants preparing everything for the scenes they were going to do,” said Wayne Shepherd, the property owner.
The old mill store was turned into Peeta’s Bakery in the film and an old home was turned into Katniss’ family’s home.
“This one was the main one, the female character shot scenes on the downstairs of this house,” said Shepherd.
Shepherd said he’s already in talks with the production crew about having them back to shoot the sequel.
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